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Danielle Barnes on How to Talk the Talk

Danielle Barnes on How to Talk the Talk

Danielle Barnes became the CEO of Women Talk Design in 2017, years after befriending and sitting in on UX design classes led by its founder, Christina Wodtke. The two bonded over the need to see more women and non-binary speakers onstage, especially as Christina was...
6 Mexican Designers on What Inspires Them

6 Mexican Designers on What Inspires Them

Clean lines, warm colors, and natural materials from all across Mexico—we spoke with six of our favorite designers across the country about their influences, from minimalism to personal experience. These are just some of their latest creations. Los Patrones “Los...
Mat Cash on Recognizing the Potential in Projects

Mat Cash on Recognizing the Potential in Projects

In the Kings Cross studio in London, Mat Cash and his colleagues spend months unpacking project briefs to get to the heart of a building or product’s real potential. Since joining Heatherwick Studio in 2006, Mat has been responsible for some of the studio’s largest...
On the Road with Trips Luggage in Mexico City

On the Road with Trips Luggage in Mexico City

Vibrant, colorful, new. It’s hard to escape these three terms when reading or thinking about Mexico City. The city of nearly 9 million residents is exploding with restaurants, boutiques, hotels, museums, and galleries. Its diversity and excitement can make most other...
Buster + Punch Gives an Edge to Everyday Details

Buster + Punch Gives an Edge to Everyday Details

Massimo Buster Minale started out as an architect (he worked for Foster & Partners and others), but he had a serious eye for detail—beyond cool detail. He started building custom motor bikes with two friends in an East London Garage in his free time when word got...
6 Creatives on What They Wish They Knew Years Earlier

6 Creatives on What They Wish They Knew Years Earlier

1. I’d wish I’d known succinctly that hard work would pay off. I was frustrated by the perceived ghosts you’d hear about. I thought you needed glowing accreditations and prestigious college degrees and a host of frivolities like “good looks” and “family money” and...
Rob Zilla on Making the Leap to Full-time Freelance

Rob Zilla on Making the Leap to Full-time Freelance

Self-described “vector art monster” Robert Generette III, aka Rob Zilla, taught for 20 years, most recently photography, before quitting to freelance full-time in the DC area, having worked repeatedly with mega clients like the NBA, ESPN, Xbox, and Adobe. “I was...